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Tracing the artist’s constellation: Student featured in campus gallery

Tracing the artist’s constellation: Student featured in campus gallery

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

All of the particles in our bodies are descendants of dead stars. The concept, made popular by scientist Carl Sagan in the 1980’s, is also the inspiration behind Cal State East Bay senior Bob Pero’s photo series “Particle Theory” which features portraits of people overlaid with images of sta...

Exhibit celebrates 50 years of the Black Panthers

Exhibit celebrates 50 years of the Black Panthers

Michelle Johnson,
Contributor
February 15, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

Visitors of different ethnicities and ages filed into the gallery space on a recent Friday, some visiting for the first time, and some returning for another glimpse of the popular Black Panther exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California. Dim lighting and colors of black, red and blue immediately su...

Oakland nonprofit beautifies Chinatown with golden dragons

Oakland nonprofit beautifies Chinatown with golden dragons

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

In Oakland’s Chinatown, 99 large golden spray-painted dragons adorn the sides of buildings throughout the 16-block neighborhood. The buildings serve as a gallery of sorts; one piece of art leads visitors to others nearby within the line of sight. The dragons were created by graffiti art...

Students protest against tuition hikes and more on campus

Students protest against tuition hikes and more on campus

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Photo Galleries, Showcase

The Cal State East Bay Students for Quality Education (SQE) led and organized a day of action on Feb. 1 on the Hayward campus. Students, staff and faculty met near the Recreation and Wellness Center before they marched around campus ultimately ending up at the Student Sevices and Administration...

CSUEB embraces drag in 5th annual show

CSUEB embraces drag in 5th annual show

Veronica Hall,
Layout Designer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

Laughter and make-up powder filled the dressing room at Cal State East Bay’s University Theater as drag queens prepared their finishing looks and began to get into character in preparation for an evening of big wigs, singing, lip syncing, dancing, jokes, props and audience participation. Co-hosts Scarl...

Oakland honors Fred T. Korematsu

Oakland honors Fred T. Korematsu

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
February 1, 2017
Filed under Features, Metro, Showcase

If Google features you on their internet page logo, you must be a big deal. The internet search engine company did just that on Monday when it honored Japanese Civil Rights activist Fred T. Korematsu on the day dedicated to him, Jan. 30. The city of Oakland took things a step further on Sunday when ...

Artist uses doll to express alter ego

Artist uses doll to express alter ego

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

A black fashion doll, clothed in a black dress and a neon pink “pussy” hat, rose stark against a sea of protesters at the Oakland Women’s March on Jan. 20, as her creator Stephan Davidich held her high above the chaos to snap a photo. Her name is Deja Dohl and Davidich crafted her out of a wax m...

Abobe art gallery exhibition: Looking forward, the future of art

Abobe art gallery exhibition: Looking forward, the future of art

Marcus Bishop,
Contributor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

CSEUB Alumni Lee Daguman’s acrylic piece “Lady” was one of many pieces on display. “Evoking beauty and depth through a faceless but feminine hair style hovering amidst vibrant splashes of color over a small, single feminine silhouette,” described fellow exhibit attendee Bruce Roberts. Equally...

Comedians tackle race, religion, college

Comedians tackle race, religion, college

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase

Around 300 students laughed and teared up as comedian Tony Roberts jokingly danced to hit single, “Juju on that Beat” during a recent comedy show at Cal State East Bay’s Hayward campus. When he asked a student from the audience to come up on stage and dance with him, a roar of “Aye” chant...

CSUEB graduate completes second book

CSUEB graduate completes second book

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Features

For most 24-year-old college graduates, life consists of looking for jobs or settling into a position using the skills they recently acquired. However, Cal State East Bay alum Lauren Lola already has a firm grasp on what she wants to do: write. Lola’s second novel, “An Absolute Mind” was release...

Inauguration protests attract thousands in Bay Area

Inauguration protests attract thousands in Bay Area

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Features, Metro, Showcase

Inauguration Day Two-thousand peaceful protesters were armed with signs gathered at the Oakland City Hall at 7 a.m. on Friday to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Undeterred by the rain, marchers met to voice their dissent with Trump, who has made offensive comments about women, minorities, imm...

From East Oakland to Ph.D.

From East Oakland to Ph.D.

Evelyn Tijero,
Photographer
January 25, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

Before Dr. Victor Rios became a professor at UC Santa Barbara and an author of five books, he grew up in one of the poorest neighborhoods in East Oakland. Surrounded by drugs, gangs and violence, he joined a local gang for protection by age 14. Beating the odds, Rios was the only one in his family to atte...

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